Georgia Rampage Opens X League Inaugural Season Next Monday At Dalton

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Next Monday will be the first game of the season for the Georgia Rampage who are going into their second season and coming off of a 49-11 preseason game victory. 

The Rampage play at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center at Dalton.

This will also be the first game ever played in the new X League. The Rampage will play the Alabama Outlawz, which is a first year franchise out of Birmingham.

The X-League is described as "the newest, most innovative, professional indoor football league in the country. At an X League game, you won't see a coin toss, but instead you will see the X Dash. The X dash is a race between two players to scoop the ball up and dash to their end zone. The player who wins the dash gets to pick if his team would like to kick or receive. The winner of the X Dash also gets two points for his team.

"At an X League game you will notice a steady flow of music to keep the atmosphere going, no "down time". The X League also has rules like the "X Spot" for double the points and the "X Ball" which is used at the last minute of each half for double the points.

"The league isn't just about the offense either, it gives one point to the defense for every defensive stand, too. The Georgia Rampage and the X League is dedicated to providing its fans with fun, fast, affordable entertainment."

Tickets for the game can be purchased at or at the box office the day of the game. Tickets start at $8.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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